Barcelona faced Atletico Bilbao tonight as they played one of Their outstanding games to move closer to the top. Barcelona have not really been consistent this season but back to back wins Against Huesca and now Bilbao should boost the morale of the team.
With a strong team, Barcelona had a scare as Bilbao scored early into the game. However, Gradually, They began to dominate proceedings and at the end of the first half, they were leading 2-1.
Goals from Pedri and Messi was enough in the first half. Barcelona continued their dominance in the second half as Messi scored his second of the night. The Argentine also hit the bar twice in the game.
Both Pedri and Messi created history at the game. Pedri is now the youngest player to score at Bilbao new stadium that was opened in 2013. Messi is also the first Barcelona player to score a brace at the stadium .
1 - Aged 18 years and 42 days, @FCBarcelona's Pedri González 🇪🇸 has become the youngest player to both score and assist in a @LaLigaEN game at new San Mamés. Baptism. https://t.co/jkkIK8sFwZ
2 - Lionel Messi 🇦🇷 has become the first @FCBarcelona player to score a brace at the new San Mamés in @LaLigaEN – the previous player to score two goals for the club in a league away game against Athletic Club was Javier Saviola 🇦🇷 in April 2020 at the old San Mamés. Sanctified. https://t.co/kMfy3p1xPy
See Reactions to their performance
- Crazy to think if there's any of Messi staying its thanks to a pair of 18 year old kids in Fati & Pedri😳 https://t.co/HMkIKlFoR8
- Omo! I am going to enjoy Pedri for long. I can't wait for Fati to come back. I need Messi, Dembele and Fati front line with Pedri behind them. The future is bright!
-Pedri’s football IQ and his body no dey match
That Boy is so intelligent damn
-Pedri’s probably the only reason that Messi won’t pack his bags this month and leave.
- Koeman: "Pedri is at a very high level. He has proved that he is mature on the pitch despite his age. He's a very important part of the squad." https://t.co/kKczmgwCSV